The Government of the Netherlands, in its role as EU Presidency 2016, has taken the initiative to advance AU – EU cooperation in the field of agriculture, and place special emphasis on the role of agricultural policy cooperation in food security and nutrition improvement.
Acknowledging considerable challenges and achievements within Africa to end hunger, achieving food security and improvement in nutrition, the Conference will build on the commitment of African leaders as expressed at the June 2014 AU Summit in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea. With acceleration of agricultural growth and transformation as the primary strategy to end poverty in Africa and reducing vulnerability to climate and weather related risk, the Conference will explore options for the contribution of
agriculture policy cooperation between the AU and EU, including for SDG2 and AU Agenda 2063 implementation, and in alignment with the commitments of the Malabo
This agricultural policy cooperation seeks to support governments, farmers, private sector, scientists, businesses, and civil society, as well as regional blocs and international organisations, in adjusting agricultural, forestry and fisheries practices, food systems and social and economic policies in order to reach these goals.
ECDPM’s Jeske van Seters will speak at this conference.